HALLOWEEN MATH with HISTOGRAMS
This set of task cards provides practice analyzing histograms after students have been introduced to the concept.
It is important that students understand that histograms are organizational displays that present data in intervals. These histograms are used to identify certain characteristics of the data; such as the median, the number of data points, and a comparison of data in respect to the intervals.
Included are 10 problems on individual cards. But the same cards can be used to ask many more questions. It's up to you. As an extension, I like to ask students to write three additional questions for each histogram on cards E-J.
THREE OPTIONS are included for recording answers.
A traditional recording sheet that allows space for writing a justification.
A smaller recording paper (saves on printing) that only allows for short answers.
A differentiated recording sheet that provides multiple choices for answers.
Skills include the following:
identify the distribution by examining the shape of the display
find the number of data in the display
identify the interval within which the median is found
compare two displays
Students are also asked to create three true statements about a histogram.
An answer key is included.
GREAT for math stations, SCOOT, exit passes, flash cards. There are several ways to implement the cards; whole class (projected with document camera) or small group (using collaboration, varying abilities).
I would love to hear how this activity helps your students or at least engages them.
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